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Updated June 14, 2017
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  1. "FAE engineer"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Promising company with strong position.

    Cons

    Factories are too concentrate in one location.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Equipment Automation (EA) Senior Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Union City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Union City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TSMC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    TSMC is a international large company, and also one of the most outstanding giant of the semiconductor business. TSMC always follow with the newest technology. Not only the employers also the employees have enthusiasm to work to make the company stronger.

    Cons

    Project manager/coordinator of systems/database migration project and proposed comprehensive IT solutions to re-engineer system architecture for minimizing database (oracle/DB2) loading and enhance system performance.
    Directed software programming and modified existing software to solve user problems and support FAB operation.
    Enabled equipment automation and developed several tool automation programs/functions (VB.NET/C/C++/C#/Java) to save manual handling resource and prevent miss operation.

    Advice to Management

    Used more young and talented people, don't care too much about the school ranking.

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    "Process Development Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Process Development Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Process Development Engineer in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TSMC (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, top notch technology

    Cons

    Long working hours, bad company culture


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Experience"

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    Former Employee - Product Management in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Product Management in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TSMC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very stable, dominator in semiconductor manufacturing.

    Cons

    Strong engineering capability but poor and unprofessional business departments.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire very senior foundry employees to run PM or BD. They're simply non-professional and should better stay in manufacturing positions.


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    "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TSMC (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    annual salary is better than most company in Taiwan.

    Cons

    not good for career development


  6. Helpful (1)

    "intern"

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TSMC (Less than a year)

    Pros

    nice work environment and good mentor

    Cons

    too short to learn more knowledge


  7. "process engineer"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TSMC (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good to know lots of knowledge from semiconductor. My mentor and buddy always give me lots of help. A very nice company.

    Cons

    I took to many times in learning some basic knowledge. If we can prepare it before going to TSMC, we can have more time to finish our project.

    Advice to Management

    no any suggestion. they provide a good environment for internship student. We are very appreciate to have the opportunity to being an internship student there.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Senior Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA

    I worked at TSMC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good pay compared to other company in Taiwan;everyone is reponsible for a small area, hard to get an overview to the industry.

    Cons

    Long working hour/ high pressure


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Principle Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Mohegan, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Mohegan, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TSMC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good bonus compensation/benefit and if you want to learn a good domain knowledge

    Cons

    long hour working, hard to balance work and personal life


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Deputy Director"

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    Former Employee - Senior Packaging Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Packaging Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at TSMC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very effective, good pay, very productive, many exposure

    Cons

    workload, management style, stress, environment, travel


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